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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Jul 24, 2009 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

the Monkees?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 24, 2009 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

Someone had to say it.


Well, I'm sure there are some good reasons behind it. I will always give the benefit of the doubt until it is proven otherwise, especially when it relates to newcomers.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2009 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

Monkees kick ass - were actually pretty subsersive in a lot of ways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgNxuNaYHsk

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 24, 2009 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

Love the Monkees. The Smiths, I'll never like... gimme Donna! :p

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2009 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

Yea, I can't really get into Morrisey although Johny Marr a cool guitarist. I like his work on the Talking Head's last studio album ("Naked") and he was good with Modest Mouse when I saw them. He also did good work in The The.

BTW, best review ever of Donna.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 24, 2009 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

True. I also like Marr's work with Kirsty MacColl. And The Smith's producer (Stephen Street) has done some great work for a lot of my favorite bands. That's all the good I have to say about that, so I'll stop now... :)

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Poster: sntb Date: Nov 2, 2009 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

was just reading the book Conversations With the Dead and (sorry, I don't have it in front of me) in a 1988 interview with Robert Hunter, he says (again, I'm paraphrasing) "I just bought The Smiths' 'Louder Than Bombs'. I really think Morrissey's got something good going on".

He also goes on to praise German art-punk-noise-freak Nina Hagen (!!!).

Also, in that book, in a 1981 interview, Garcia says something to the effect of "I think post-punk has potential to open up new directions in psychedelia".

I don't know to what he was specifically referring, but in '81 you had Wire, Talking Heads, XTC, Television, Blondie,The Clash, PIL, Gang of Four, Teardrop Explodes and others all doing new and exciting trippy things within the "college-rock" (as it was called then) format.

It's just nice to read these things and know their ears were always open...more so, I dare say, than some of their fans.

Lastly, I read somewhere else that the Meat Puppets were once approached as an opening act for a summer show or two, but the invite was taken back because not everyone in the Dead-camp thought it a wise move.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 24, 2009 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

The Morissey record with Vini Reilly on guitar, produced by Stephen Street, is one gorgeous piece of work.

Viva Hate! (that's the name of the record - not a challenge to the forum!)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2009 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

which david rawlings and ryan adams discuss right before they kick into the first song on ryan's "heartbreaker" album. (To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high).)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jul 24, 2009 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: edgy Dead? looking for more of what I like...

Thanks for the tip - I did not know that.

I had a weird bit of personal synchronicity with that record - in 1988 or so I had just discovered Durutti Column, courtesy of a neighbor, and I was in a different friend's car one day hearing Viva Hate for the first or second time when I suddenly said - wait a minute, who is this amazing guitarist? It's kind of too bad that Vini didn't do more rock'n'roll. He was pretty good at it.